Frequently Asked Questions about the Civil Right and related matters. Please use the Contact form if you have a question you would like to see addressed here.
Q: Why the web site – what’s the point?
A: The “Civil Right” is really just a label, but labels are important. They are a social short-hand for describing a complex set of ideas. Rather than saying, “I believe in A, B, C, D, and E, and I am opposed to W, X, Y, and Z.” we can say, “I am part of the Civil Right” or “I am part of the Alt-Right” or whatever label we identify with. This site exists to describe a particular set of ideas and to have those ideas all in one place. Generally, this set of ideas will be adopted by those who are initially attracted to the Alt-Right, but then discover that there are areas of serious disagreement. The Civil Right may be just the right fit for those looking for order and stability in chaotic times.
Q: Is this just a different term for Alt-Right?
A: No, but it really depends on how the Alt-Right is defined. Now that the Alt-Right has gained wide-spread recognition (some would say notoriety), all sorts of groups and individuals are now claiming the name – including some that are directly opposed to what the Civil Right is about. We have much in common, but no, the Civil Right is not the Alt-Right.
Q: Is this the same as Civic Nationalism?
A: No, not even close. While Civil Right and Civic Nationalism may share a few letters of a word, that’s the full extent of any similarity. This is about “civil”, as in civility and civilized and civilization, and about “right”, as in traditionalism and right-wing.
Q: What is meant by “Blood and Soil”?
A: “Blood and Soil” are the two key components of any traditional culture. Blood and soil are also the two primary requirements of a nation 1.
Blood 2 refers to the people who make up that culture. It is the direct lineage; the DNA of the people who make up that group. It is not something that can be claimed by simply occupying a place. Blood is a broader form of family. It is the racial identity of a group of people, and it provides a strong bond among that group.
Soil 3 refers to a physical location that a People call home. It is also a cultural appreciation of our place in the world, and the understanding that the soil provides the food that we eat. Some, such as the Southern Agrarians, place a greater emphasis on the soil than do other groups, but it is a crucial component of any traditional culture.
Q: If this is about “Blood and Soil”, doesn’t that mean that you are against other races?
A: No. The phrase “Blood and Soil” is owned by no one. It means different things to different people, and that is why we are careful about not identifying the Civil Right in overly broad terms. With that said, race matters. People generally prefer being with other people who are like themselves – people who look like them, think like them, have a similar background, and are part of the same culture.
Different races can be competitors without being enemies. Like two teams meeting on a ball field, both work hard to make sure that their team (their People) comes out ahead, yet if the other team were not there to compete against, there would be no game. Each team bestows full loyalty to their own team and no other. Each team wears their distinctive uniform to identify as a united group. At the end of the game, no matter who wins, they shake hands and go home. That’s the way that racial groups should work – work together where it is mutually beneficial, then shake hands and each returns to their own place with their own people.
Diversity weakens and destroys a culture, and that is the opposite of what we need to do. We need to build and strengthen our culture, and having a common background and heritage is an important part of that.
Q: How does the Civil Right view other racial and ethnic groups?
A: There are some who have never outgrown the childish ways of always seeking to blame others. Those are the ones who imagine that the Jews or Blacks or Muslims or some other group are so powerful as to control our destiny. Wrong. We are masters of our own destiny. Our problems are ours to fix. It’s what we do as a people – we fix things. Only weaklings cry “Victim” and blame others. The Civil Right is explicitly not opposed to Jews or Blacks or any other group of people; however, separation of groups is a fundamental principle of the Civil Right, as well as most other groups on the political and cultural Right. We also recognize that some other groups have a well-established history of working against the interests of White European people; action must be taken to shield our people from those attacks.
Q: How is the Civil Right different from the Alt-Right?
A: There are several main areas where we differ:
Scope – Success for the Civil Right is not measured by being adopted by an entire nation or any group or geographic area; it can just as easily apply to a group or to a subset of a group. Every individual and every group is different (another key point of the Civil Right), and many – perhaps most – will not have the moral discipline required of the Civil Right. That’s OK. As long as others do not interfere with a society based on the Civil Right, then we are at best, neighbors, trading partners, and allies; at worst, competitors.
Socialism – While the Alt-Right is generally somewhat opposed to socialism, there are some groups accepted within the Alt-Right that are openly socialist – and some even have “socialist” as part of their name. The Civil Right is explicitly and fundamentally opposed to socialism in any form.
Generations – There is a strong resentment – even a hatred – among many in the Alt-Right toward the Baby Boom generation, blaming them for a host of problems. That, of course, is nonsense – just more scapegoating; more blaming “someone else” for problems. However, friction between generations has always existed – usually with some amount of truth behind it. Those of us in that generation had our own version of that with the “Don’t trust anyone over 30” mantra of the 1970’s. The Alt-Right is sharply focused on those in their early 20’s, which is where their focus should be; however, that is an age group that is generally still lacking in maturity. This is part of why we refer to the Civil Right as “Alt-Right for Grownups”.
Christianity – Civility is a hallmark of Christian cultures, though certainly not exclusive to them. The Civil Right is not a theocratic system, but unlike the Alt-Right which is often quite hostile toward Christianity, it explicitly embraces the principles and general doctrine of Christianity. The belief that everyone answers to someone runs up against a wall without the belief that everyone – including those at the top – must answer to God for their actions. That is what makes hierarchy and monarchy work; without a firm belief in the God of The Bible, monarchy is far more likely to have problems. The Civil Right is explicitly Christian in nature.
Q: What are the key beliefs of the Civil Right?
A: Some of the fundamental points of belief are:
ꔷ Equality is nowhere to be found in the real world, and any attempt by a society to force equality is destructive to both the society and the individual.
ꔷ Diversity of race and culture have always resulted in turmoil, discord, and distrust – the exact opposite of what the Civil Right strives for. Diversity destroys, and must itself be destroyed.
ꔷ Hierarchy in a society is a reflection of the way a strong family is structured, and is the best pattern to follow.
ꔷ Democracy is mob rule with makeup applied. It is corrosive to a culture and always leads to mediocrity. Various forms of monarchy and aristocracy have stood the test of time, and continue the theme of hierarchy.
ꔷ Striving for something bigger and higher than the individual is the mark of a healthy society. A focus on individualism leads to self-centered mediocrity.
ꔷ A civil society is an orderly society. Order and stability within a society is a core objective of the Civil Right.
ꔷ Not for Our time, but for All time. The Civil Right takes a very long-term view. It is planting trees whose shade we will not live to enjoy. It is sacrificing now for a better future. In economics, it is known as Low Time Preference.
Q: Monarchy? Seriously?
A: Yes, seriously.
ꔷ Replacing democracy with monarchy is not the point. Monarchy represents a general pattern that should be pursued wherever possible. In addition, every complex society eventually collapses – monarchy is part of advanced planning for what comes next.
ꔷ There is something deep in our very being – in our DNA – that tells us that the family structure model is what we were created to thrive under.
ꔷ It is patriarchy as a father leads his family.
ꔷ It is the reason a ship has one captain; the crew doesn’t vote on which way to steer the ship.
ꔷ It is the single most effective and longest lasting form of government throughout history.
ꔷ Monarchy is mentioned throughout The Bible as the God-ordained system of organizing a society. When a mob voted, they voted to free a criminal and crucify the sinless Son of God – not a very good endorsement of the voice of the people.
ꔷ Some kings are good and some kings are bad, but monarchy is always good.
ꔷ Under a monarchy, someone is always fully accountable. Under democracy, the politicians claim they’re just doing the will of the voters, while the voters just shrug their shoulders and say, “Maybe next election it will be different.” In a democracy, no one is held accountable; no one accepts responsibility.
ꔷ When things go wrong in a monarchy, a course correction means just one man must be changed. When things go wrong in a democracy, the whole of the voters must be changed – a virtually impossible task. If the people are corrupt, then so is the democracy. In monarchy, either the people or the monarch can check the other.
ꔷ Even the strongest of monarchies depends on the people accepting their leadership. The story of the Sword of Damocles illustrates this well.
ꔷ Is it perfect? No, of course not. The question is what is best for our people – the people who identify with the Civil Right. Monarchy, aristocracy, hierarchy fit that requirement whether it is called a kingdom, a clan, a tribe, or something else.
ꔷ Monarchs represent all, while politicians are necessarily partisan and divisive, pitting one side against the other to their benefit. Politicians have an incentive to work for their own benefit during their short term of office while a monarch looks generations ahead as he nurtures and builds a nation to pass down to his heirs.
Q: If the Civil Right has culture as the foundation, the question becomes “Which culture?”
A: The Civil Right has, as its foundation, the culture of European-descended Whites. Yes, in the Civil Right, race is an important factor and that race is the White race. The concepts of the Civil Right are such that they can be put to use by any group of people if they choose to follow that path; however, since the Civil Right is based on culture, the mixing of different cultures works directly against the idea of the Civil Right. For that reason, any effort at implementing the Civil Right is limited to those among the generally accepted description of one specific people (i.e., not a “diverse” population).
Q: Where did the terms Left and Right come from?
A: In the assemblies of pre-Revolution France, those who supported aristocracy, an orderly society, and the king sat on the right, while those who supported the revolution, republicanism, and socialism sat on the left. In general, that still holds true today.
Q: What is a 1788 Conservative?
A: The French Revolution that began in 1789 marked the beginning of a new era that put Western civilization on a steady downward path. Those wanting to conserve what came before then have adopted the label, “1788 Conservative”. The Civil Right is, in part, about being a 1788 Conservative.
Q: Is “14 Words” part of the Civil Right?
A: Despite the fact that “14 Words” 4 is closely tied with socialist groups, it is at the very core of the Civil Right. We have substituted “Our” for “White” which the original version used in order to show the hypocrisy of those who see Whites as their enemy.
We Must Secure The Existence Of Our People And A Future For Our Children.
Look at it objectively and without the baggage it normally carries with it. It is about a people wanting to ensure their future existence. It is about those same people wanting to secure a future for their children. What decent, civilized person could possibly be opposed to that? Ask yourself why it should make any difference which people those 14 words refer to. We fully expect that every group would desire the same for their own people; Whites are no different in that regard.
- Nation – def. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government; a body of people speaking the same language, or a body that has formerly been under a distinct government, but has been conquered, or incorporated with a larger nation. A family or race of men descended from a common progenitor, like tribe, but by emigration, conquest and inter-mixture of men of different families. ↩
- Blood – def. Kindred; relation by natural descent from a common ancestor. ↩
- Soil – def. Land; country. ↩
- Original used “White” instead of “Our” and was first written by David Eden Lane. ↩